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The Best of the Week (Feb. 7): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Feb. 7 to Feb. 13). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. How to Build an iOS & Android App in 24 hours with HTML5 and Cordova

What can one create during the New Year and Christmas holidays? As it turned out – quite enough. Even if you have two kids and a bunch of family members whom you want to visit. In this article, you'll find an hour-by-hour chronicle of HTML5 and Cordova app development, complete with sources and tips.

2. Dev of the Week: Ariya Hidayat

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Ariya Hidayat, engineer at Shape Security and creator of PhantomJS and Esprima.

3. Android Development 101 with Eclipse and Xamarin

Last week the author had the pleasure of delivering a free half-day introduction to Android development at our Haifa branch. The day focused on both native application development on Android (with Eclipse and ADT) and C# development with Xamarin. In this article, you'll find some helpful resources for both.

4. How it Feels to Switch from Eclipse to Android Studio

While there are a number of fixes for the less-than-graceful aspects of Android development in Eclipse, some are moving to Android Studio for a more stream-lined approach. This recent post details one man's switch from Eclipse to Android Studio, and he has some pretty strong feelings about it.

5. Samsung Delivers a Pile of Failure in Their Olympic App

What Samsung has done with their first-time experience is stunning. To the author, this is by far the worst that he's seen. In this article, you'll find a review of the design and UX of Samsung's Olympic app, and it's really not positive.

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